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Adrian Places in the Top 25 at CCC FinalsSalem-News.com Sports
(Klamath Falls, Oregon) - Sophomore Taylor Adrian (Portland, Oregon) ran his way to a top 25 finish to lead the Warriors men’s cross country team to a sixth place in the final standings at the Cascade Collegiate Conference championships in hosted by Oregon Tech at Steen Sports Park.
Taylor placed 22nd overall thanks to a final effort where he edged out College of Idaho runner Alex Goold by a mere .04 seconds. Taylor finished the 8K course in 27:18.84.
Junior Caleb Goins (Scio, Oregon) was the second Warrior to reach the finish line after he placed 37th overall with a time of 28:14.10.
A pair of sophomores also contributed points for the Warriors. David Brown (Meridian, Idaho) and Jacob Bowdoin (Grants Pass, Oregon) finished 41st and 42nd with times of 28:29.12 and 28:31.40.
Senior Ben Search (Battle Ground, Washington) finished his collegiate cross-country career in 58th place after ending with a time of 29:17.09. He would be the fifth Warrior to cross the finish line.
Also competing for the Warriors were junior Kevin Coriano (Anchorage, Alaska), sophomore John Trimble (Vancouver, Wash.), freshmen Kyle Croft (Spokane, Wash.) and Josh Dyer (Tokatee, Oregon).
In one of the nation’s toughest conferences, the Warriors finished sixth overall out of 10 teams. Four of those teams were nationally ranked in the top 25 including no.1 Southern Oregon. Corban combined to record a total time of 2:21:50.55 on the course.
The NAIA's top-ranked Southern Oregon captured their third straight conference title and earned an automatic berth to nationals after sophomore Zach Elliott, Senior David Laney and junior James Johnstone all finished in the top five. The individual title went to Sophomore D.J. Flores of Easter Oregon University.
At large bids for individual qualifiers will be revealed by the NAIA this coming week.
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